Three Months​.​.​.

by Doug Steigerwald

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Hi All:

This is my debut album: I called it "Three Months..." because that's how long I said it was going to take me to finish it for the past 10 years... Well, better late than never :)

This album was a great learning experience for me--as a songwriter, arranger, engineer and producer. The songs on this album are sort of all over the map musically, but they all have a lot of meaning to me personally so that's why they're together. A big huge thanks to everyone who played on these tracks and to my wife Donna who always supported my work.

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released 17 August 2012

Aynsley Dunbar - drums on "Too Hard To Live"

Mike Finnigan - Hammond B-3 on "Poor Man Blues," "Looking For My Home," "Tend To Your Garden," and "What's Another Dollar"

Junior Brantley - piano on "Tend To Your Garden" and "Every Debt Gets Paid in Time"

Terry Disley - piano on "Begging For You," "Can't Get Her Off Of My Mind," "Beautiful Illusion," and "Low Concentration" He also played synth strings on "Beautiful Illusion"

Dave Lebolt - keys on "It's Up To You"

Dave Garland - piano on "History"

William Zappia - piano on "What's Another Dollar"

Todd Smith - drums on "It's Up To You,"History," and "Low Concentration"

John Torres - drums on "What's Another Dollar"

Daniel de los Reyes - percussion on "History" and "What's Another Dollar"

Norm DeCarlo - drums and percussion on "Poor Man Blues"

Noam Cohen - harp on "Can't get Her Off Of My Mind," "Tend To Your Garden" and "Every Debt Gets Paid In Time"

Peter Sodini - lead vocals on "Beautiful Illusion"

Steve Siacotos - harmony vocals on "Beautiful Illusion" and "Every Debt Gets Paid in Time," lead vocals on "Too Hard To Live"

Doug Steigerwald - guitars, bass, drum programming, vocals

all music/lyrics/arrangements/production by Doug Steigerwald, except "It's Up To You" which was produced by Dave Lebolt

Recorded at Son Songs Studios, the Tone Factory and On-Stage Studios all in Las Vegas as well as in various bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways, etc..

Mastered by Konstantin "KB" Baranov

Album art by Emily Steigerwald

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Doug Steigerwald is a guitarist/songwriter who lives and works in both Las Vegas and San Francisco. He has a passion for blues as well as rock, but really loves all music that has heart.

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Track Name: Begging For You
I’m sitting here thinkin’ ‘bout you giving it up
I’m like a lonely old begger with my little tin cup
I’m sitting here ‘bout you leaving with me
Well I’m telling you baby you’re my fantasy

I’m Begging For You, baby I’m Begging For You
I’m Begging For you, cause you’re in my dreams

Things I got to say get them off of my chest
I ain’t been getting no sleep, I ain’t been getting no rest
Cause in my mind I see you every night
I see you stand by the window in the moonlight
(chorus)

Well please little baby you got me on my knees
Well didn’t your mama tell you it isn’t nice to tease
Some men you can’t trust, you can’t tell what’s true
Come on home with this boy and let me worship you
(chorus)

Words/music: Doug Steigerwald
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Track Name: It's Up To You
You better cry for me baby, I sure cry for you
You better cry for me baby, I sure cry for you
Cause you know in the end it’s not what you say, it’s what you do

You better pray for me baby, I sure pray for you
You better pray for me baby, I sure pray for you
Cause you know in the end it’s not what you say, it’s what you do

Well you talk, talk, talk about how you’re gonna change your ways
But you know in the end, it’s all a big story and you just can’t change the page

You better feel for yourself baby, cause I won’t feel for you
You better feel for yourself baby, cause I don’t feel for you
Cause you know in the end it’s not what you say, it’s what you do

Well you talk, talk, talk about how good you can be
But after so many words I don’t believe what I don’t see

You better take cover baby—I won’t cover for you
You better take cover baby—I won’t cover for you
Cause you know in the end it’s not what you say, it’s what you do
It’s what you do…
It’s up to you…
It’s what you do…
And it’s up to you…

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Track Name: Poor Man Blues
I’m a poor man people, since I threw my life away
I’m a poor man people, since I threw my life away
Every time I got to choose, I always went down the wrong way

I had the gift of love, but I did not hold it dear
I had the gift of love, but I did not hold it dear
I may have said the words myself, but I was really insincere

solo

I had no time for children, I had to much work to do
I had no time for my children, I had too much else to do
Now they’re gone just like their mother, and they’re all too busy too

I’m a lonely man, I’m just sitting in the dark
I’m a lonely old man, I’m just sitting here in the dark
I’ll let the TV do my thinking, while I just sit here drinking
And wait for my time to come

Come on now…

solo

Words and music by D. Steigerwald
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Track Name: Looking For My Home
I feel lost in this city
Can't stand to face these crowds
I feel lost, misdirected
Surrounded by unfamiliar sounds
So I went looking, looking, looking for my home

I went out driving, driving
Trying to find my way home
But I'd never traveled this way
Never went this way alone
But I kept on looking, looking, looking for my home

The last time I went looking
Didn't know what I would find
I was too easily distracted
the directions slipped my mind
Now I'm trying to remember all the memories so dear
But I can't find where I started
Could have sworn that it was here, right here

solo

Where'd my life all go now
The children have all left home
They've been scattered by the winds
In directions of their own
One day they'll be looking, looking, looking for their home

words and music: D. Steigerwald
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Track Name: Can't Get Her Off Of My Mind
Don’t want to hear her name
Don’t want to see her again
Cause every time I see her
I can’t get her off of my mind

Can’t stand to stay too long,
Just in case she comes along
Cause if she comes along
I know I won’t get her off of my mind

But then I just can’t leave, can’t understand it
When I can’t have the woman that I really need
So leave, I’ve overdone it, I’ve done it this time
I know I won’t get her off of my mind

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But then I just can’t leave, can’t understand it
When I can’t have the woman that I really need
So leave, I’ve overdone it, I’ve done it this time
I know I won’t get her off of my mind

I think of smelling her hair
And I dream of touching her there
Cause every time I see her
I can’t get her off of my mind
Yeah, every time I see her
I can’t get her off of my mind
You know, that every time I see her
I can’t get her off of my mind


Words and music by D. Steigerwald
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Track Name: History
She said it’s just like a man to want to love and run
He want to hit the road after he have his fun
I said not me darling I’m the staying kind
I’m the longest staying man that you’ll ever find
I’ve got a long, long history of loving you

She said she can see the lies when a man moves his lips
Beats the rat overboard off a sinking ship
I said baby there may be something back in your past
But I’ve got commitment guaranteed to last
I’ve got a long, long history of loving you
I’ve got a long, long history of loving you

Let the winds from the ocean fill my sails
and take me in search of my holy grail
But I won’t let bad weather keep me from my quest
I have to travel the world till I pass, till I pass your test

I’ve got a long, long history of loving you

She said she knows good and well a man can speak the lines
When the morning light reveals less prince than swine
I said don’t be confused by some previous act
Let the jury decide based on all the facts
I’ve got a long, long history of loving you
I’ve got a long, long history of loving you

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Track Name: Beautiful Illusion
I have seen with my own eyes and I believed
And I have felt with my own heart, oh how I believed
But when she said that she was leaving and I woke up from that dream
Well I knew love was a beautiful illusion

Oh yes I needed her and I still need her but I’m alone
And I have dreamed of her, sometimes I see her but she’s gone
And when she said that it was over and I watched her turn away
Well I knew love was a beautiful illusion

It seemed so real, the way she touched my heart with her smile
And I could feel her there by side if I just close my eyes for a while

Oh I was blind to the truth, but now I see
Oh I have lied to myself, but now I can see
So when she said that it was over like the setting of the sun
I knew love was a beautiful illusion
Yes I knew love was a beautiful illusion
Yes I knew love was a beautiful illusion

words and music: D. Steigerwald
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Track Name: Too Hard To Live
Would you tell my fortune, cause I need some hope
Would you tell my future, cause right now I can’t cope
Well I learned my lesson, I learned from my mistakes
And I need you back baby, I’ll do whatever it takes
I know I should be down on my knees
I’m beggin you show a little mercy please

It’s too hard to live
It’s too hard to live
It’s too hard to live without your love

Could you lean a little closer, could you lend me an ear
Could you spare one moment, and let me show I care
I can’t stand this distance, between you and me
Every waking hour becomes a misery
I know I could be a better man
Give me a chance and I’ll show I can

chorus

solo

chorus

I may have had 3 wishes, I may have had 9 lives
I played you like a gambler, I know I rolled my dice
Then I learned the hard way, to treasure what I had
Now I beg forgiveness for treating you so bad
I know I should be down on my knees
I’m praying you show a little mercy please

chorus

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Track Name: Tend To Your Garden
You’ve been working way to hard, you better slow your body down
You’ve been working way to hard, you better slow your body down
You’ve been missing way too much, you better take a look around

You better fix yourself some coffee, if you can't wake up to this world
You better fix yourself some coffee, if you can't wake up to this world
Don’t get too used to comfort or you’ll be left out in the cold

You need to take some time to grow, you need to open up your mind
You need to take some time to grow, you need to open up your mind
You better tend to your garden or you’ll just wither on the vine

You better tend to your garden, tend to your garden
You better tend to your garden, tend to your garden
Of all the wisdom that is known, happiness starts at home
So better tend to your garden now

Did you stop to note the season, or did you let it slip away
Did you stop and note the season, or did you let it slip away
Well you’ll reap just what you sow and pay fee on judgement day

You better tend to your garden, tend to your garden
You better tend to your garden, tend to your garden
Of all the wisdom that is known, you have to walk this path alone
So better tend to your garden now

Music and lyrics by D. Steigerwald
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Track Name: Low Concentration
I can’t sleep I toss and turn at night
I can’t eat ain’t got no appetite
I can’t remember where I put things down
I think my mind is in the lost and found

Yeah she affects me, she disconnects me
Oh yean she shakes me, she takes me far away

I get the chills I get the fever shakes
No pill’s gonna stop these craving aches
I can’t focus on the task at hand
I’m gonna stand right up at her command

Yeah she affects me, she disconnects me
Oh yean she shakes me, she takes me far away

She give me Low Concentration, Low Concentration
She got me all seized up, I think I lost my mind :||

I get night visions of her and that’s no lie
I can’t live in this condition, Lord I tried
I got permanent confusion, extreme delusion
Just the thought of her takes me away

She give me Low Concentration, Low Concentration
She got me all seized up, I think I lost my mind

I need help I need a lovin’ break
I’ve had all the torment that I can take
She can make me shiver with her touch
I need to love that woman oh so much…

Yeah she affects me, she disconnects me
Oh yean she shakes me, she takes me far away

She give me Low Concentration, Low Concentration
She got me all seized up, I think I lost my mind :||

Words/music: Doug Steigerwald
All Rights Reserved 2012
Track Name: Every Debt Gets Paid In Time
My friends seen you all over town
Carrying on and fooling around
But you’re lucky baby, I’ve got an open
Cause I do believe every debt gets paid in time

I’ve given you more than anyone could expect
But more’s not enough you insist on respect
But you better save up baby ‘cause the price will fit the crime
Yes, I do believe every debt gets paid in time

All the money that you take and the people that you use
The stories that you fake and your hundredth lame excuse
You can fool some of the people some of the time
But you’ll never get away with that weight on your mind

Well you can feel pretty good for a minute or two
So enjoy yourself until playtime’s through
Cause when the bell tolls darling, you better get back in line
Cause I do believe that every debt gets paid in time
Cause I do believe that every debt gets paid in time

Every debt…

Well I believe… (ooh you better save up baby)
That every debt gets paid in time

Words/music: Doug Steigerwald
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Track Name: What's Another Dollar
I dropped another hundred on the passing line
And the keno girl says it’s “get your bets in time”
Turns out I’ve been gambling ever since I was born
I never lost so much, can’t say I wasn’t warned
How could I lose my precious love?

So tell me what’s another dollar? If I can’t have you?
What’s another heartache, when your world’s turned blue?
You can work your whole life, living in a dream
When reality strikes, you’ll see what I mean
So tell me what’s another dollar? If I can’t have you?

I tried my hand at poker, couldn’t keep a straight face
Are aces’ high or low, I don’t know, go on, put me in my place
Well I tried to remember all the cards that’s been played
But how do I abide this mess that I’ve made
How could I live, when I’m so alone

CHORUS

SOLO

I watch my life’s savings going quickly down the drain
And I watch myself getting caught up in this game
But I can be somebody ‘till the money’s all gone
I’ll be a king a while, then I’ll be the pawn
What else can I lose, now that you’re gone

CHORUS

What’s another dollar? What’s another dollar to me... (ad lib)

I don’t care about money
Nothing means a thing
My life is so empty
Without you in my life


SOLO OUT


Words and music by Doug Steigerwald
All RIghts Reserved 2012